Sanitation: Nasarawa Govt. Expresses Satisfaction With Compliance
The Nasarawa State Government has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by members of the public during the July sanitation exercise.
Mr Kwanta Yakubu, Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources gave the commendation while addressing newsmen after the sanitation exercise on Saturday in Lafia.
The Commissioner who spoke through Mr Abubakar Mohammed, a Chief Environment Officer in the ministry, described the level of compliance as impressive compared to previous sanitation exercise.
He also commended house and shop owners for clearing drainages around their environments which was the reason that flooding is less in the state this year.
Yakubu said that the government had strengthened the capacity of the inspectors in all the 13 Local Government Areas for more efficiency.
He called on members of the public to always keep their environment clean to guard against the outbreak of all diseases.
“Residents should cooperate more with the government towards ensuring that the state is clean in their best interest.
“If the environment was kept clean, it will guard against possible outbreak of any disease, thereby ensuring improved healthy living of the people,’’ the commissioner added.
The commissioner said Nasarawa state would sustain its status of cleanliness, as the government has set aside last Saturday of every month for sanitation exercise.
Meanwhile 10 persons suspected to have violated environmental sanitation laws in Lafia were arrested and prosecuted.